Fun, Beautiful, But Premium Price with Poor Materials
By billfisher52 on
2009 Infiniti G37 2dr Convertible (3.7L 6cyl 7A)
We owned this car for three years and absolutely loved the exterior design.
I think it's one of the most beautiful cars on the road.
However, there were some major issues that start with cheap materials.
The cheap plastics in the dash and door panels do not befit a car selling for 50 large.
The leather seat material was far less opulent than my Hyundai Genesis, when the doors close you cannot reach the seat adjuster without scratching the aluminum trim on the doors.
Build quality was poor.
Rubber weatherstripping squeezing out from trim, rattles when top up ands zero trunk space with top down.
This is a $30K car with the top chopped off and $23K added to the price.
Handling was superb, Body styling was right up there with the best.
I think it's the nicest looking of all the convertibles with the top down.
Top up, it's rear end didn't look like it needed to spend time at the gym like most hardtop convertibles.
Loved its sound and corner carving abilities.
But most of all it was the sensuous body that had us sold on it.
Materials, Materials, Materials.
The cheap leather, the cheap plastics and the cheap carpet are not befitting a $54,000 car.
(See Audi A5) The designers were very short sighted when thinking through some of the issues.
You cannot adjust the seats at all with the doors closed without scratching the aluminum door trim if you are a woman because your ring cannot miss the aluminum no matter how hard you try.
The seat belts were always getting caught in the doors because there isn't a useful retractor.
The leather loop holding the seat belt is ruined after 10K miles.
The finish on the steering wheel rubs off with the least amount of contact.
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